Region: Murcia, Bulla
Grape Variety: 100% Monastrell
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Viticulture: Natural Wine | Certified Organic | Vegan Friendly
Climate: Mediterranean climate marginalised by hot, dry conditions
Terroir: A total of 3.5 hectares of Monastrell vines planted on sandy loam soils, aged over 50 years old and lying 800 metres above sea level
Ageing: Foot trodden. Maceration for 6 days without being destemmed. Fermentation with native yeasts in clay pots and Alsatian foudre for 9 months
Nose: Beautiful nose of red fruits
Palate: Juicy on the palate with notes of blackcurrant and spice
La Del Terreno La Canada del Jinete 2018
La Del Terreno was created by young and pioneering winemaker Julia Casado, who dedicates all her time to the traditional viticulture of the Monastrell grape. The name La Del Terreno roughly translates to “the local one”, and is what locals call the Monastrell. The name was chosen for its significance and as a nod to her roots in the region.
Her story began during an internship at a winery in Pfalz (Germany), Julia Casado fell in love with winemaking. She decided to abandon her music studies in Germany and move back to Spain to study Oenology. Since then, she worked with a number of local wineries, including the famed Casa Castillo.
In 2016, ventured out on her and built her own winery from modular units and railway sleepers in the small appellation of Bullas. She has produced her wine there since.
Julia tends to 50-year-old bush vines, situated on sandy loam soil in three different villages in the north-west region of Murcia: Moratalla, Cehegín and Bullas. Covering a total of 4.5 hectares – all of them are from 800 – 1,200 meters above sea level. She is an independent, strong, and courageous producer who started this project on her own, with minimal intervention and no agrochemicals. This work results in incredibly expressive natural, modern wines.